Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual harassment encompasses acts of sexual violence. The protections of Title IX extend to students, faculty and staff of New York University. Protection from discrimination on the basis of sex includes protection from being retaliated against for filing a complaint of discrimination.
New York University is committed to complying with Title IX and enforcing University policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. Mary Signor, Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, serves as New York University’s Coordinator for Title IX charged with monitoring compliance; providing education, training and notifications; overseeing complaints; coordinating or conducting investigations; serving as a resource for any questions or concerns about sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, unequal access to educational programs or activities, or other discrimination on the basis of sex.
University policies define prohibited conduct, provide informal and formal procedures for filing a complaint and a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints.
Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other forms of Sexual Misconduct
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for Employees
Student victims and complainants in situations involving sexual assault are afforded certain rights specified in the Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other forms of Sexual Misconduct. Where immediate assistance is required, emergency help is available. In addition to using the complaint procedures under University policies, a victim of sexual misconduct has the option to report the incident to the appropriate local authorities and the University will assist victims in doing so.
The NYU Wellness Exchange provides support and resources for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
The Office of Equal Opportunity is available to students, faculty and staff with respect to any questions and concerns about sexual harassment, sexual violence, or other forms of discrimination on the basis of sex.